This album features photographs of Central California oil fields. More specifically, the photographs are of Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans' visit and survey of the Central California oil fields in the early 1900s.
1- American Oil Fields Gusher at Fellows, Cal.; View of Sump Hole on Premier Property, Coalinga District. 2- Mascot Property - Well no. 27 - From left to right - Timothy Spellacy, John W. Mitchell, Meredith P. Snyder, Rear Admiral Evans, Theodore P. Gilman & J.D.S. Thompson; Another View of the Mascot Property, looking Northeast from below the Superintendent's House. 3- Tank cars showing method of delivery into the cars from pipes; Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans entering the administration building of the Premier property on Derrick Row, Coalinga, Cal. 4- Admiral Evans and party at the boiler house on Yellowstone Property, Kern River; View of Pumping Station of the Producers Transportation Company at Junction, California. Here the lines leading south from the Coalinga Fields and north from the Kern River, Midway-Sunset and McKittrick Fields join and are pumped to the sea. 5- Admiral Evans and party at Maricopa, Cal.; Admiral Evans and party at the boiler house of the Yellowstone. 6- Admiral Evans and party inspecting that portion of Yellowstone property which lies on the flat below Sunset; Mascot Property - Well No. 27. From left to right Timothy Spellacy, J.D.S. Thompson, Theodore P. Gilman and Admiral Robley D. Evans. 7- Admiral Evans inspecting an oil pumping engine on the Mascot Property; The American Oil fields gusher reflected in a lake of oil at Fellows, Cal. This gusher and sump hole burned two days after Admiral Evan's visit. 8- Admiral Evans party viewing the American Oil Fields Gusher at Fellows, Cal. This picture was taken from the bass [sic] of the Santa Fe Gusher.; View of a part of Mascot Property, 25 Hill, Midway. 9- mascot Property - 25 Hill - House in the center is the Superintendent's Home.; Scene on Property of Mascot Property - Looking N.E. at base of 25 Hill. Engine House in center. 10- Mascot Property Well No. 27 - Left to right - Timothy Spellacy, Theodore P. Gilman, and Admiral Robley Evans.; Admiral Evans dictating details of the Yellowstone Property in Kern River Field. 11- Admiral Evans visiting Yellowstone Property in Heart of Kern River Field 4 1/2 miles from Bakersfield.; Admiral Evans viewing the American Oil Fields Gusher at Fellows, Cal. This well which flowed 25,000 barrels a day, caught fire and sanded up 2 days after the Admiral's visit. 12- Admiral Evans at Yellowstone Property, Kern River Field.; Admiral Evans and party at engine house on Yellowstone Property- Kern River. 13- Admiral Evans and party at Yellowstone Property.; Left to right: M.P. Snyder, Admiral Evans, Tim. Spellacy, T.P. Gilman, John W. Mitchell, N.F. Wilson, and J.D. Thompson. 14- Admiral Evans on tour of inspection.; Admiral Evans' party at Fellows, Cal.; Summer Cottages on Mascot. 15- Left to Right: Meredith P. Snyder, Col. J.D. Thompson & Theodore P. Gilman.; Taking notes on Yellowstone; Twilight in the Midway Oil Fields. 16- Admiral Robley D. Evans.; Administration house on Mascot Property.; Admiral Evans' party "On the Road." 17- Inspecting Yellowstone property.; Fellows, Calif.; Admiral Evans and the "Mascot" of the Mascot. 18- Still taking notes.; Admiral Evans and party on Mascot Lease.; Resting on the road to Coalinga. 19- On Mascot Lease - Tim. Spellacy and N.F. Wilson in the foreground.; Admiral Evans.; Tent house for drillers on lease. 20- Admiral Evans and party on the Premier.; Admiral Evans tells a "good one."; Left to Right: R.P. Boyer, M.P. Snyder, Robert Lee Dunn. 21- Admiral Evans and the "Three Graces."; Another view of Admiral Evans and party.; Left to right: H.B. Guthrey, M.P. Snyder, James Gruikshank, Admiral Evans, and Theodore P. Gilman. 22- Inspecting Producers - Transportation Company's Power House at Junction.; Summer Cottages on Mascot.; Mr. Guthrey of the Yellowstone being cross-examined by the Admiral. 23- Tank cars and appliances for loading.; Boilers on Mascot.; A stop for the night.; Reflection scene on Premier Property. 24- Superintendent's House on Mascot.; Power House, Yellowstone, Kern River.; Admiral Evans on Yellowstone, Kern River. 25- Left to right; H.B. Guthrey, M.P. Snyder, H. Morrow, Admiral Evans & T.P. Gilman. 26 through 37- Blank.
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